January 29th, 2011
Big Spring City Council this week acted on a measure that might help take a small bite out of the city's bond debt, a move that could save taxpayers between $5,000 and $25,000 a year.
The council met with Lubbock-based First Southwest representative Eric Macha regarding general obligation bonds that were issued in 2002. According to Macha, the bonds — which if left on their current course will be paid off in 2014 — are eligible to be refinanced at a lower interest rate that could save the city thousands of dollars during the next three years.
Long-time Big Spring Herald employee Bill McClellan has been named managing editor, Publisher Ron Midkiff announced Friday.
As managing editor, McClellan will oversee all aspects of newsroom operations at the Herald.
“We considered several candidates for the position, but we feel Bill, with his knowledge of and familiarity with this area, was the perfect fit for the job,” Midkiff said.
Aloma Maynard Hobdy, 74, of Big Spring, passed away Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at her residence. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Midway Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Binnix and the Rev. Walter McCall officiating. Burial will follow in Coahoma Cemetery.
Lucille Knox, 95, died peacefully in Big Spring, surrounded by friends and loved ones on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. A memorial will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Big Spring on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ed Williamson and the Rev. Sharon Wiese, officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Another memorial will be held in Lebanon, Tenn., on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011.
Marcie E. Noble, 69, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Dorothy Newby, 82, of Big Spring, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, in a local hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
A reward has been offered for information leading to the whereabouts and/or safe return of 13-year-old Hailey Dunn of Colorado City, who has been missing since Dec. 27. Call the Colorado City Police Department at (325) 728-5294 with information.
The Stanton boys, led by Tyler Fulton and Trace Sidle, hope to stave off Coahoma again at 7:30 p.m. today in Stanton. The girlsâ€™ game is set for at 6 p.m. and both teams need a win to keep pace in District 3-2A.
The Forsan girls face Post at 6 p.m. today in Forsan after sweeping Coahoma for the season. The boys are coming off a loss to Coahoma, but hope to right the ship at 7:30 p.m. today.
Big Spring girlsâ€™ basketball coach Mike Warren believes No.18 Abilene Wylie is due for an upset.
Of course, he was hoping his team would be the one to dish it out when Big Spring faced the Lady Bulldogs on the road to open District 5-3A.
Things didnâ€™t work out so well for them thanks to Peyton Little and company, but the second meeting between the two teams at 6 p.m. today in Steer Gym may be the best chance to score that upset.
A bad shooting night didnâ€™t stop Howard College from stealing a win on the road at Western Texas College Monday. But nights like those canâ€™t happen against teams like Odessa.
The Lady Wranglers got easy buckets and Howard couldnâ€™t answer back on a consistent basis in Thursdayâ€™s 60-45 loss.
Odessa had three players in double figures. Kiaherra Powell was hard to stop in the paint with 15 and Takoia Larry and Clarissa Davis had 14 apiece.